The European Commission nominated Veronica Gaffey Director-General for Digital Services (DG DIGIT) from 1st March 2022. This is the Commission department, which delivers high-performing digital services to support the Commission's internal administration. It also provides services to other EU institutions and agencies, and to public authorities in the Member States to enhance their interoperability.
From 2019 to 2022 Veronica was Chair of the independent Regulatory Scrutiny Board. This Board, which is independent of the Commission services and has no policy-making responsibilities, examines the evidence base of all impact assessments for new policy proposals and most evaluations.
Veronica was Director of the Paymaster's Office of the Commission from 2016 to 2019 and before that was Director of Resources in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy in July 2015.
Veronica Gaffey worked in the area of evaluation for 23 years of her career. She was Head of Evaluation in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission from 2007 to 2015. She joined the Evaluation Unit in 2000 from the ESF Evaluation Unit based in the Ministry for Enterprise and Employment in Dublin, Ireland. There she managed the unit from its inception in 1992. Before that, she worked in the Ministry for Labour from 1986. Her academic background is the study of English literature.
Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as his Envoy on Technology in June 2022 and joined the Secretary-General's senior leadership team as Under-Secretary-General in mid-July 2022.
A thought leader on digital technology, Mr. Gill has a deep knowledge of digital technologies coupled with a solid understanding of how to leverage the digital transformation responsibly and inclusively for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Before taking up the position as Envoy on Technology, Mr. Gill was the Chief Executive Officer of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project, based at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
In 2018/19, Mr. Gill was Executive Director and co-lead of the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Between 2016 and 2018, he was India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.
Mr. Gill holds a PhD in international learning from King's College London, a Bachelor of Technology in electronics and electrical communications from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and an Advanced Diploma in French history and language from Geneva University. He is fluent in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi. He is married to Ashma, an educationist, and has a son and a daughter.